Definition: A woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth.
Pronunciation/articulation: Dominant "5" handshape taps twice on the lower chin near the mouth.
Aww, "mama". MOTHER must be her all-time favorite. :D Yes, I am biased. :) See how her little eyes twinkled.
Phonological/contextual variation: wiggling fingers.
Pronunciation/articulation: Fingers of the dominant "5" handshape flutter on the lower chin near the mouth.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
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